And the Oscar Hosting Gig Goes to...
Seth MacFarlane will host Academy Awards
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2012 12:15 PM CDT
Seth MacFarlane arrives at the Blu-ray and DVD release party for the animated film "Family Guy: It's a Trap" in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010.   (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Dan Steinberg)

(Newser) – The Oscars just may be filled with dirty jokes this year, because Family Guy and Ted creator Seth MacFarlane is hosting. "My two thoughts upon hearing the news were, 1) I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors and 2) I hope they don't find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen Roast," joked MacFarlane when the telecast producers made the announcement. The Academy Awards air live on Feb. 24 on ABC, BroadwayWorld.com reports.

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YetAnotherCollegeKid
Oct 2, 2012 3:46 AM CDT
I almost always watch the Oscars with a group of friends, and it's always fun. The trick is to play a drinking game with enough rules to get absolutely wasted.
Sphinx
Oct 2, 2012 2:44 AM CDT
No matter who is hosting, I doubt I'll watch. I got really into the Oscars a couple of years ago, watched most of the movies beforehand, made predictions and calculated my success rate... and it was still so. mindnumbingly. boring. It doesn't matter how much I love movies or who is hosting. The Oscars are too long with too little pay-off. If anything awesome happens, I'll watch it later on YouTube.
janelanejones
Oct 2, 2012 12:56 AM CDT
he reminds me of peter brady